Message from the Head of College
Welcome to our website and our Stannies community. For more than 154 years we have shared with our families in the sacred vocation of forming, educating and caring for young men in both boarding and day school environments.
Mr Lindsay Luck
Our Leadership Team
St Stanislaus’ College is a faith based school with a long history of academic and pastoral excellence, offering boys only education in an inclusive, pedagogically robust environment based in an idyllic rural geographical location. Named for the patron saint of students, St Stanisław Kostka, the College was inaugurated by the first Bishop of Bathurst, Bishop Matthew Quinn DD who opened St Stanislaus High School for boys in Bathurst in 1867 under the direction of Mr Michael McGirr.
The Vincentian Fathers and Brothers arrived from Ireland to take up the running of St Stanislaus’ College and St Charles Seminary in 1889. The first Vincentian President was Fr James Byrne CM, who led the Seminary and the College was led by Vice President, Fr Patrick Dowling CM. Since that time, Vincentians have played an integral role in the life of Stannies.
Generations of Old Boys have been inspired by the Vincentian Charism and identify its Vincentian character as one of the most precious attributes or features of the school. One expression of the strength of the Vincentian ethos at Stannies since the school was founded, is the more than 200 Old Boys who have been ordained as Catholic Priests. Vincentians continued in the role of President and Headmaster until 1993 when the first lay Headmaster took on the role. The College Chaplain is Father Peter Reedy CM.
Stannies is proud of our history and vision that has grown, matured and evolved into the College our students can be proud of today: a College named after the patron saint of students holding the charism of St Vincent de Paul at its heart.
Vincentian Voice is a reflection from people who have a connection with our community.
Acknowledgment of Country
We, of the Vincentian and Stannies family, acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this College stands, the Wiradjuri people, who have walked and cared for this land for thousands of years.
We acknowledge their descendants who maintain their spiritual connections and traditions within the landscape of this Great South Land.
Let us reflect on the millions of footprints that travelled the dreaming pathways and our own loved ones who have gone before us.
May we always walk reverently upon the land and honour all who have made this nation their home.